My Baby Brother


Many of us have one. I dare say most of us don’t realize the treasure we have in them until we are adults. Brothers. Ornery. Stinky. Annoying. Protective. Funny. Handsome. Hard working. Brothers. When my brother was the pesky younger brother he would do anything…and boy did he….to annoy me. His most famous story (in […]

Haiti Has My Heart


Last month at this time I was just days away from being at home in Haiti (and being warm!!!). This was my third trip to Haiti. From the moment I stepped off the airplane in Port-au-Prince in 2013 I felt an incredible love for Haiti. That love has only grown through the years. My trips […]

This Homeschoolin’ Gig Rocks!


We began homeschooling a year ago for a variety of reasons. We’ve never once regretted it. I thought I understood how the whole homeschooling thing would play out for us. I pictured a schedule we would happily work through each day. I am a schedule person. A check list person. I pictured me being a […]

A New Adventure!

Trades of Hope

Danielle and I have started a fun and meaningful adventure together this past month. We have become Trades of Hope Compassionate Entrepreneurs. Have you heard of Trades of Hope, yet? It is a WORLD  changing company. Let me tell you about why we are so excited to be a part of it! Trades of Hope […]

What a Privilege!


God has given me yet another chance to go to Haiti. February 9-16, 2015 I will be serving at Nehemiah Vision Ministries on a mobile medical mission team. Words can not describe my feelings over this adventure. Excited and grateful seem far too mild words but we will have to go with those words for […]



Something has been brewing in my mind all summer. As many of you know the last few years of our family’s life involved adding three children to our family for nearly two years and then having them taken from us. Our hearts were ripped out. We could barely breathe. We have asked God why this […]

Taco Time Taquitos


Seeing as we leave for Mexico TOMORROW I thought I would share one of my newest, most favorite recipes that happens to have a little Mexican flair. Well, I’m pretty certain it is Americanized Mexican flair…but I LOVE it anyway. To any of you that grew up with a Taco Time down the road like […]

Fundraising Fanatics!

My hard working fundraiser!

Our family is heading to Mexico this summer. No beaches and sand for us. We will be spending a month with Fishers of Men-Mexico. We are less than 2 weeks out from boarding the plane and being on our way. When I came back from a mission trip to Haiti last summer I was convicted […]

My Mom


With yesterday being Mother’s Day extra thoughts of my mom came to mind. Since being a mom myself for the past 12 years I get kinda selfish on Mother’s Day thinking about ME being a mom. But who taught me so much about being a mama? My own mom, of course. How grateful I am […]

Be a Blessing

blessing bags

Have you ever heard of “blessing bags”? I first noticed them on Pinterest (of course!). I thought they looked like a great idea but didn’t really feel motivated to make any. What a great idea for SOMEONE ELSE to do, though! If you have never heard of  a “blessing bag” they are items homeless may […]